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      11-18-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Good things come in three..

Hi All,

In the last month I've managed to squeeze in a new exhaust, black kidneys and a lip spoiler. I love all three and they have really complimented different parts of the car.

First was the grills. I wanted the gloss black kidneys so ended up getting them from BMW as they are actually gloss instead of painted. They look much better in person.








Then was the exhaust. I wanted to get rid of the oval pipe and get twin pipes on just one side. I lurked around the forum seeing what everyone else had and I loved the BMW performance one but just could afford it. I saw a clip of a forum members exhaust (thanks Ish) and it looked and sounded exactly how I wanted. Turned out to be in my price range as well so got it booked in - MIJ exhausts in Birmingham. Great guys and gave loads of advice and options. I opted for the mid sport system as it's got a nice rumble without being too intrusive. Although it was a couple of hours drive, boy did I enjoy it on the way back!























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Then came the lip spoiler. There were a few mixed answers on here about the size of the e93 convertible spoiler and a few people thought it was the same as the e92's but it's actually slightly longer. I got it from ebay off BC Moto (Taiwan). Quick delivery, spot on colour match and couldn't be happier. Highly recommended. Was easy to install, just cleaned the boot lid with the alcohol wipe supplied and then lined it all up and removed the adhesive tape. Job done. Great subtle mod.











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      11-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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Looks nice mate bet you cant wait for summer!
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That exhaust sounds amazing! Who makes that one?

Will my 320D sound like that? ( )
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That is impressive sound I would look IMO to remove the mid section as well. Not sure on e92 but on e90 just after the mid box there is a pinch point. On mine removed the lot from cat/dpf there is a straight pipe to new custom back box. Sounds very nice as well not as deep as yours but with two small kids need it to be bit more quieter
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Much better with the twin tips, a perfomance rear diffuser would compliment them nicely.
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      11-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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Great write up car looks super clean and for a 4 pot boy it sounds good, I done a full CAT back upgrade to my old 330d and that sounded superb
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Top work - well done. Good taste in mods. Get yourself a carbon rear diffuser, now you're drawing so much attention to the diffuser everyone will immediately look at the dodgy grey plastic because of your lovely exhaust!!!

I did the same thing! Ordered a diffuser about the day I got my exhaust fitted on the old E90 I had ..

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Looks nice mate bet you cant wait for summer!
Thanks mate! Yep - cannot wait to get the top down! Then I can get the full sound of the exhaust!

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That exhaust sounds amazing! Who makes that one?

Will my 320D sound like that? ( )
Thanks - MIJ exhausts in Birmingham did it for me. Give them a shout, sure they can work something out for you.

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That is impressive sound I would look IMO to remove the mid section as well. Not sure on e92 but on e90 just after the mid box there is a pinch point. On mine removed the lot from cat/dpf there is a straight pipe to new custom back box. Sounds very nice as well not as deep as yours but with two small kids need it to be bit more quieter
Don't think i'll be removing anything for now as happy with the sound, but will defo keep it in mind!

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Much better with the twin tips, a perfomance rear diffuser would compliment them nicely.
Stop tempting me!

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Great write up car looks super clean and for a 4 pot boy it sounds good, I done a full CAT back upgrade to my old 330d and that sounded superb
Thanks mate - Yep, happy given that its a 4 pot! Was worried about that initially but happy with the turnout!

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Top work - well done. Good taste in mods. Get yourself a carbon rear diffuser, now you're drawing so much attention to the diffuser everyone will immediately look at the dodgy grey plastic because of your lovely exhaust!!!

I did the same thing! Ordered a diffuser about the day I got my exhaust fitted on the old E90 I had ..

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Ah man! Really tempting me now!!!! Oh well. Will add it to the never ending list.. Glad you're making progress on the sound install! Subscribed!
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lovely mods mate and really sweet sounding exhaust now!
im almost tempted to speak to MIJ to see what they can do for me! lol

performance diffuser +1 with the carbon insert
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lovely mods mate and really sweet sounding exhaust now!
im almost tempted to speak to MIJ to see what they can do for me! lol

performance diffuser +1 with the carbon insert
Thanks bro! You all need to stop tempting me with the diffuser!!! Its too much money for me at the moment!
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LOL ... before I read this I've been searching for a CF or BM Performance diffuser ...

SA320 - I wonder if we could get MStlye to give us a discount if we both bought one (http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B03MS028.html)
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Great looking car. Love the exhaust, makes a big difference.
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Suraj, it sounds brilliant and looks a lot better.
Is it only me or somebody else spotted it as well?

Lateral / Outer pipe is longer than medial / inner and it should be opposite. Or am I wrong?
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LOL ... before I read this I've been searching for a CF or BM Performance diffuser ...

SA320 - I wonder if we could get MStlye to give us a discount if we both bought one (http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B03MS028.html)
Have you seen BMW performance diffuser?
That looks way better than CF one.
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LOL ... before I read this I've been searching for a CF or BM Performance diffuser ...

SA320 - I wonder if we could get MStlye to give us a discount if we both bought one (http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B03MS028.html)
Hi mate, I don't actually like the one in the link. Prefer the BMW performance diffuser but too bloody pricey! Need our friends in Taiwan to knock something up for us! http://www.mstyle.co.uk/acatalog/info_B03BM055.html

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Great looking car. Love the exhaust, makes a big difference.
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Suraj, it sounds brilliant and looks a lot better.
Is it only me or somebody else spotted it as well?

Lateral / Outer pipe is longer than medial / inner and it should be opposite. Or am I wrong?
Thank you Sameer. Hmm.. Not sure but love the way it looks so not concerned! Almost think it would look weird the other way round. Plus.. If it is wrong, mines unique Hope you're well mate!

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Have you seen BMW performance diffuser?
That looks way better than CF one.
Agree! Link above.
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Suraj, it sounds brilliant and looks a lot better.
Is it only me or somebody else spotted it as well?

Lateral / Outer pipe is longer than medial / inner and it should be opposite. Or am I wrong?
It's not the length that differs, it's that the tips are flush instead of staggered like this:

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It's not the length that differs, it's that the tips are flush instead of staggered like this:

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Surely anybody can spot that it is not the correct 'staggered' way.

Well if Suraj is happy, then surely whats the point of discussing it.

It defo sounds a lot better compared to OEM.
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Hey guys,

Just to confirm, the pipes are flush. It just looks like the outer one is longer because of the curvature of the car. Anyways.. I'm more than happy with it and can highly recommend MIJ!
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